Evaluation is a critical stage in urban and regional planning and development, with the consideration of alternative proposals essential for informed debate and decision. Evaluation in planning has become even more important with the new paradigm attempting to integrate economic efficiency with equity, sustainability and social responsibility.
The craft of pre-development evaluation has long been influenced by Nathaniel Lichfield, and in his honour, this book brings together prominent researchers and practitioners to discuss evaluation in planning: its conceptual foundations and subsequent development, its strengths and persisting dilemmas, and its best practices and their potential for improving future planning and development.
The chapters trace evaluation in planning from its historical origin to current applications. Part one reviews the evolution of evaluation theory and practice, and part two contains a selection of best-practice application. The final integrating chapter notes key problems, and offers directions for future development in evaluation research and practice.
|Publisher:||Ashgate Publishing Ltd|
|Series:||Urban and Regional Planning and Development Series|
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About the Author
Ernest Alexander is Emeritus Professor of Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA. He is currently practising in Israel as Principal of APD (Alexander Planning & Design), Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Michael Edwards, Stefano Moroni, Franco Archibugi, Luigi Fusco Girard, Michael Whitbread, Andreas Faludi, Guido Mignolli, Peter Nijkamp, Ron Vreeker, John C. Mourmouris, Maria Giaoutzi, Anastasia Stratigea, Dalia Lichfield, Ernest R. Alexander
Table of Contents
Contents: Preface: evaluation, between past and future, Michael Edwards. Introduction: Evolution and status: where is planning-evaluation today and how did it get here?. History and Theory: The ethics behind evaluation: Lichfield's Approach and Utilitarianism, Stefano Moroni; Evaluations and rationalities: reasoning with values in planning, Ernest R. Alexander. Planning, evaluation and the public interest, Stefano Moroni; Pitfalls in planning and plan-evaluation, Franco Archibugi; Toward sustainable planning: Agenda 21, Habitat, Luigi Fusco Girard; Evaluation of project proposals when the objective is poverty alleviation, Michael Whitbread; Evaluating plans: the application of the European spatial development perspective, Andreas Faludi. Applications in Practice: Values and effects of local identity preservation, Guido Mignolli and Peter Nijkamp; Methods for evaluating development scenarios: an application to Thailand, Ron Vreeker and Peter Nijkamp; Issues in large scale project evaluation, John C. Mourmouris and Maria Giaoutzi; Impact assessment of trans-European networks on area development, Maria Giaoutzi and Anastasia Stratigea; From impact evaluation to dynamic planning: an integrated concept and practice, Dalia Lichfield. Conclusion: Problems and prospects: dilemmas in evaluation and directions for the future, Ernest R. Alexander; Appendix: bibliography of Nathaniel Lichfield's publications; Index.